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Harlem Soul Food & Jazz Walking Tour

Product ID: 116500
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Come and relive the high-stepping, fun-loving nights of the 1920s. Tour the neighborhood with one of our professional city guides, feast on some soul food and dance your heart away in a cool Jazz club.
About this activity
Duration 5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover Harlem's Jazz history with a live tour guide
  • See famous landmarks like the Apollo Theater and stroll along the 125th street
  • Savor some of the best soul food at Sylvia's restaurant for dinner
  • Listen to Jazz music and enjoy two drinks in one of Harlem's hottest Jazz clubs
Full description
A fun night on the town for some delicious Soul Food and cool Jazz in Harlem! 

Come and relive the high-stepping, fun-loving nights of the 1920s! Learn about Harlem's role in the history of Jazz. Hear about its most noted jazz musicians who gave New York its musical edge like Duke Ellington and Lena Horne who spent hours wowing crowds from around the world. 
Hear all about how Benny Goodman and Chick Webb fought it out during their "Battle of the Bands," and how dances like the “Charleston,” "Lindy Hop" and the "Big Apple" became cemented into American culture. Stroll along 125th street its main artery and stop at the world-famous Apollo Theater, where Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald won the popular "Amateur Night” competition which still goes on every Wednesday night.
Enjoy a delicious family style dinner at Sylvia's legendary restaurant - "The Queen of Soul Food" ; then Jam the Night away in one Harlem ‘s local clubs and Enjoy the first two rounds of drinks complimentary.

On Mondays, swing dance the night away at the Cotton Club to the beat of a terrific, twelve-piece band. Free dance lesson included! On Thursdays, enjoy the convivial atmosphere as you hang out with locals at a local jazz club, and dance to the sounds of a jazz or rhythm & blues band.

*What is "Soul Food?" 
Soul Food is the traditional African American cuisine that originated in the South of the United States. It consists of spicy ribs, collard greens, freshly cooked corn bread, black eye peas, and not to mention the best crispy fried chicken!
Includes
  • Soul food dinner
  • A live tour guide
  • Entrance to a local Jazz club
  • First 2 drinks at the club
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuity for the guide

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Meeting point

690 8th Avenue 2nd floor New York NY 10036

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